Profiles

Video Profile:
Staff Sgt. Joshua Williamson

After hitting rock bottom, Staff Sgt. Joshua Williamson decided to reach out for help for alcohol misuse. With support from his family, friends and healthcare providers, Staff Sgt. Joshua Williamson completed his second round of ADAPT, and is now sharing messages of strength with his military brothers and sisters.

Video Profile:
Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war.

Video Profile:
Sgt. 1st Class David Parish

After surviving a suicide attempt, Sgt. 1st Class David Parish was determined to let his fellow warriors know about the importance of striving for progress, not perfection and reaching out for support from the Military Health System.

Video Profile:
Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr

For 10 years, Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr struggled with flashbacks of an IED explosion and survivor guilt from combat. After he reached out for support, counselors, chaplains and health care providers like LCDR Hanrahan helped set him on a path to success.

Video Profile:
I Can, I Will

Military life is rewarding, but it isn’t always easy. But I Can, I Will know the signs, seek care early, talk to my health care provider. Take the first step.

Video Profile:
Taking the First Step to Access Behavioral Health Care at Your MTF

Seeking care early = a healthier life. Learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.

Video Profile:
1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval

After losing Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1st Sgt. Sandoval began drinking heavily, lost interest in maintaining his health and fitness, and pulled away from family and friends. Eventually, by opening up and sharing his experiences, he began to turn his life back around.

Video Profile:
Real Warriors and Reintegration

Returning home from combat or other deployments can be joyful and, sometimes, challenging. Difficulty reintegrating can increase stress and make it harder to cope with invisible wounds. In this video, warriors and family members share their reintegration experiences.

Video Profile:
1st Sgt. Aaron Tippett

1st Sgt. Tippett sustained invisible wounds, including PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries, from explosions during combat deployments. He shares his story of seeking psychological health care and encourages others to do the same.

Video Profile:
Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler

Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, the 14th Sgt. Major of the Army, experienced combat stress following deployment to Iraq. With the support of his command, Chandler reached out for the care he needed and continues to excel in his career.

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